Clocks


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Clocks

Big Ben
bell of Houses of Parliament clock in London keeps Britons punctual. [Br. Culture: Misc.]
Nuremberg Egg
first watch; created by Peter Henlein (1502). [Ger. Hist.: Gran, 223]
Strasbourg cathedral clock
famous clock in Strasbourg Cathedral. [Fr. Culture: NCE, 581]
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But there must be no clocks in that palace--they measure our follies and limit our pleasures.
And above the trees shone the great, round, shining face of an illuminated clock in the tower of an antique public building.
Above the session-room of the Council is the steeple, and in the steeple is the belfry, where exists, and has existed time out of mind, the pride and wonder of the village -- the great clock of the borough of Vondervotteimittiss.
Such an occurrence, of course, attracted universal attention, and every little old gentleman who sat in a leather-bottomed arm-chair turned one of his eyes with a stare of dismay upon the phenomenon, still keeping the other upon the clock in the steeple.
Look at the clock, do; why, it's going on for half-past nine, and I've sent the gells to bed this half-hour, and late enough too; when they've got to get up at half after four, and the mowers' bottles to fill, and the baking; and here's this blessed child wi' the fever for what I know, and as wakeful as if it was dinner-time, and nobody to help me to give her the physic but your uncle, and fine work there's been, and half of it spilt on her night-gown--it's well if she's swallowed more nor 'ull make her worse i'stead o' better.
But this clock's so much before the clock at the Chase, there's no telling what time it'll be when I get here.
And the revel went whirlingly on, until at length there commenced the sounding of midnight upon the clock.
Just as in the mechanism of a clock, so in the mechanism of the military machine, an impulse once given leads to the final result; and just as indifferently quiescent till the moment when motion is transmitted to them are the parts of the mechanism which the impulse has not yet reached.
Sabin glanced at the clock for the third time, and rose to his feet.
Look, rather, monsieur," said D'Artagnan, "the clock shows it.
Click, clock, click, clock; with each beat of the strangely shaped wings it jumped Bert upward and caught him neatly again half a second later on the saddle.
He suddenly observed, hung over the clock, a card which, upon inspection, proved to be a programme of the daily routine of the house.